Artist Profiles

November 30, 2023 by
The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet - Nicholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, violins, Melissa Reardon, viola, Yeesun Kim, cello - has been called one of the most important ensembles of our time.
September 30, 2023 by
Lauded as a ‘mezzo-soprano of conscious’, Ms. Williams uses her vocal platform to unabashedly break stereotypes and be a voice for the voiceless. She continues to foster unity, peace, and understanding through music via her duo Forrópera, created in 2016 with Brazilian composer and accordionist Felipe Hostins. Her ingenuity and gifts have been acknowledged by numerous organizations.
August 9, 2023 by
When one thinks of Jamaican music, reggae and ska come to mind. But Jamaica also has a rich Western classical music tradition. Composer Eleanor Alberga is the greatest living torchbearer for Jamaican classical music. Born in Kingston in 1949, at age five Alberga decided she wanted to be a concert pianist and composer.
March 8, 2023 by
Hearing Timothy Chooi for the first time - even on YouTube and through tiny computer speakers - the quality of his sound is startlingly deep. In contrast to generations of laser-accurate, Juilliard-schooled violinists, Chooi's music-making unfolds in a variety of evolving voices, held together by a strong family resemblance.
March 1, 2023 by
In the Alltop-Stoppelenburg household, one thing comes before everything else… music. For this is a musical marriage: two souls that have joined together thanks to the power and particulars of the art form.